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base of a tower on the bay bridge. why experts are calling it a close call. . complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. good evening. it's monday, january 7th. i'm gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. the fbi is taking the lead tonight in the search for more possible victims. today fbi teams began excavating an abandoned well near the small town in lyn don. authorities education courted one of the speed freak killers from death row to that area and he pointed out the well as a spot where more human remains could be found. the fbi says it is not looking for any one victim in particular. >> no particular individual is associated with this site. to be clear, we only know that
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this may contain remains. >> the fbi -- fbi is taking over the search following criticism of the san joaquin county sheriff's office handling. the remains of two women were identified and no identity has been determined for a third set of remains. a bay area mother is waiting anxiously as that well is being excavated. wondering if her daughters' remains are at the bottom of that well. >> mckayla garrett's mother read me those words today her nine-year-old daughter wrote more than 24 years ago. early sharon found the paper in a book after a stranger kidnapped the little girl from a hayward store. >> there was just a sense of foreknowledge that something was going to happen. >> now, after almost a quarter of a century of searching of heartbreak, sharon still does not know if mckayla took that trip to heaven. >> i don't know how much more i can take.
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>> last october, learned that a small bone found in a well in san joaquin county, a dumping sight of the so-called speed freak killers might be her daughters. she's still waiting for dna analysis. she's glad the fbi, not the sheriff, now is in charge and that they're searching a nearby well. >> if this bone is mckayla it's a three-inch fragmented bone, and there was a lot more to mckayla than a 3-inch fragmented bone that would need to be found. >> she has a message for the surviving member of the speed freak killers who sent me this letter saying he does not know what happened to the little girl. >> i am just calling on his compassion if he knows anything about mckayla to tell us. >> she says for the first time she's taking antidepressants just to get through each day, but her agonizing wait continues. >> if the only way i can get her back is in ashes then i want those ashes. i want mckayla returned home.
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>> rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. a judge today postponed sentencing for the father of a suspect. fer nan dez is now scheduled to be stenszed january 28th in the santa clara county court in morgan hill. he's been convicted of 17 counts of sex crimes over a ten-year span involving a girl who was four or five years old when the abuse began. this case is not related to its son who is in jail for allegedly killing sierra lamar. mountain view police say they tracked down a suspect in a cold case murder that sat unsovd for more than 20 years. tonight live in mountain view to tell us what led investigators to this sus nekt. . >> gasia, i talked to owners of the liquor store there who say some of their customers remember this murder case. the woman was strangled and prosecutors tell me that they were able to make all thanks to a very tiny bit of evidence found under the victim's fingernails. >> she was 21 years old from san
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jose, and on january 18th, 1985, her body was found in a dumpster behind the bailey park plaza shopping scepter in mountain view. today nearly 28 years later a suspect faced murder charges at the courthouse in palo alto for her death. >> we don't forget about the victims. every day, that's what we come to work for. >> ted is director of the santa clara county district attorney's cold case unit. he says the break in the case came in 2010 from analysis of her fingernail clippings taken at the time of her death. >> this particular case, those fingernail clippings were submitted to the crime lab who was able to develop a profile from the skin cells or the dna under those fingernail sdmrs mountain view police compared the dna with the state's dna data base of convicted felons. that led them to a home in fresno on january 3rd where they made an arrest. the dna matched 53-year-old daniel garcia. police say garcia and the victim knew each other and investigators say garcia told
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police last week there had been a violent confrontation and he threw her in a dumpster. police say her family is relieved tonight. >> it brought closure to their family so they were very pleased with this arrest. >> the judge set bail for garcia at $2 million, and garcia is expected to be in court again on february 5th to enter a plea. reporting live from mountain view, ktvu xanl 2 news. well, meantime, san francisco police are asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that happened six years ago today. nfthers say that an a gunman shot al ber toe as he drove his silver suv near 13th january 7th, 2007. police say the shooter had confronted earlier that night at club caliente. oakland police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year. the police department shot spotter picked up several gunshots just before 1:00 this amp at hamilton street. investigators say that someone fired a gun into a car that was carrying three people, killing
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one of them, apparently a teenager. the other two people in that car were unharmed. police are still looking for that gunman. the man accused of killing seven people at oakland's oikos university will be going to a hospital instead of a courtroom. alameda county superior court panetta ruled goh is incompetent to stand trial. she based her decision on reports from two psychiatrists. goh faces seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder during a massacre at oikos university where he had once been a nursing student. >> this is not about him trying to avoid responsibility or him trying to get out of -- of this. i mean, he has confessed to these crimes. >> goh will most likely be sent to napa state hospital. if his condition improves he could one day stand trial. the search continues tonight for a san francisco man accused of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline then setting her on fire.
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22-year-old dexter oliver is wanted for attempted murder for the attack in bayview district. it all stemmed from an argument the couple had over a trip to the lawn dro mat. the victim is expected to be hospitalized for four to five months and needs many reconstructive surgeries. >> her face, chest, her handses. might as well say waist up. he will try to kill her. he will try to destroy my daughter. >> dexter oliver has an extensive criminal history that includes felony carjack, robbery and a previous domestic violence car. oliver is dangerous and anyone who sees him should contact them immediately. there was a close call today on the waters of san francisco bay when an oil tanker sideswiped the base of a tower of the bay bridge. this happened about 11. 20 this morning. the tanker which you see here was not loaded with oil when it bumped into a tower on the san francisco side of the bridge. caltran says the bridge itself was not damaged and is safe.
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within 20 minutes of the incident caltran's crews were inspecting the damage and say it was confined to a protective fender around the tower. >> about 30 to 40 feet of the fender system has been damaged and will need to be replaced. it's been damaged in the way that it was supposed to. it protected the bridge. >> in 2007 you'll remember another ship also scrape add tower of the western span of the bridge. it spills 53,000 gallons of fuel into the bay. we get more on today's incident from consumer editor tom vacar. >> the overseas is a bulk petroleum tanker that most recently carried 350,000 barrels of crude oil to the refinery and was essentially empty on its way back to ecuador to pick up another load. that accounts for why the 750-foot long tanker was riding so high in the water. >> initial findings are that there is not any spill or any discharge of product into the water. >> the ship, which the coast guard says had a quarter mile visibility, hit the base of the tower of the bay brijs earn span
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closest to island where the coast guard has a vehicle control tower, not unlike an airport control tower. >> the vessel itself, it was not under the control of the coast guard. the vessel is under the control of the pilot, and the ship's captain. >> the part of the right rear side of the double ship was crushed. the skin of the korean-built nine-year-old ship was not torn. >> so there was not any penetration of the -- the hull that we have found to date. the vessel is still seaworthy as far as we can tell. >> none theless, there's a 4,000-foot boom on standby just in case it might be needed. in the meantime the ship is going to stay anchored off the northwest corner of treasure island until all inspections and drug test are completed including any communications between the coast guard control center and the ship before it struck the bruj. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. a train struck and killed a man and his dog today in hayward. the hayward fire department said a man was crossing the tracks
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about 7:45 this morning when he was hit by a capital corridor commuter train. it appears the man was pushing a bicycle across the tracks when the accident happened. the other trains were able to bypass the hayward station as authorities investigated. now, to livermore where four people were injured this afternoon when an suv crashed into a restaurant. this all happened about 1245 at strings italian cafe at the corner of north livermore avenue there in the city's downtown area. police said the driver had meant to reverse out of a parking spot but the vehicle was actually set in drive and smashed clear through the dining room. the driver wasn't hurt, and the worst injury to the people in the restaurant was a broken leg. ten major banks and mortgage lenders have agree today pay 8 and a half billion dollars to settle claims of wrongful foreclosures. the settlement covers approximately 400,000 homeowners. they could receive payments ranging from a few hun dollars to 125,000. the lenders include bank of america and wells fargo.
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the u.s. supreme court is scheduled two days in march to here legalities on gay marriage t. first case will be california's constitutional challenge to proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. the lawsuit was filed back in 2009 on behalf of two california couples. on the next day, march 27th, the supreme court will hear a challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. ahead tonight we are learning more about a hair stylist who was shot and killed by police in continue cost county. and a landmark inauguration in the south bay. why this man's swearing-in ceremony is so special. fog is returning to the bay area for your morning drive. where i expect it will be the thickest, coming up. [ crickets chirping ]
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oakland today to support new legislation. nancy skinner unveiled a bill to regulate am in addition sales in california the same way that gun sales are regulated. under the bill sellers would have to be licensed, buyers would have to show id and the department of justice would have to keep a registry of all sales of am in addition. >> there is no bullet registry, and there is no ability for law enforcement to know who has a bullet. >> the legislation coauthored by assemblyman rob would also ban hits that convert guns into assault weapons and fire thousands of rounds. assemblywoman skinner says the bill will hit the assembly floor this month along with a sister bill that would restrict online bullet sales. there was a line to get into the colorado courtroom this morning. the suspect was back in court for preliminary hearings set to last all week. james holmes sat stoically as police officers described in dprafk detail the scene of the
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shooting last july. . the walnut creek police department outlined today what it says happened when police shot and killed a young hair stylist in his apartment. jay hernandez explains why today's account doesn't answer all the questions coming from people who knew anthony banta. officers order mr. banta --. >> walnut creek police joel bryden outlined what he says happened. dispatch got a call about a man attacked, heard a struggle, screaming and then the line went dead. four officers responded to the apartment complex. once inside they found 22-year-old anthony banta, the man you see here, with a 10-inch kitchen knife. they say he chargeed from the top of the stairs and officers fired. >> i don't want to speculate as to what if this person had done this, what if that person had done that. officers don't shoot and kill anyone. they don't shoot anyone unless they're absolutely forced to do that. >> outside the conference. >> there was never even a consideration that he might be
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mentally ill. >> cathy koler, a concerned neighbor says banta seemed less than a threat due to his mere stature. >> the fact that he was, like, 5-4, i don't know, 140 pounds coming downstairs, how was that -- excuse me, how was that going to impact guys standsing here. >> the salon where banta work and had where a vigil wusz held after his death declined to offer any further statement today but the family's attorney claim there is no closure since anthony spent a friendly text around 11:30 at night then hours later wound up dead. >> i don't think i talked to anybody who can understand it and i don't think i talked to anybody who completely believes the stories that we're hearing. >> banta had no criminal record and the four officers on paid administrative leave have already returned back to work. in walnut creek, jade hernandez, ktvu chnl 2 news. there is word tonight on how much oakland will have to pay to hire exlos angeles police chief to help the police department. the san francisco chronicle is reporting that figure is $250,000.
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city council set to approve the contract january 15th. major changes today at oakland city hal where three new council members were sworn in this morning. >> and will truly and to the best of my abilities perform the duties of council members for your respective districts. >> i do. >> an affordable housing advocate is replacing nancy may dell in district three. >> veteran oakland school board member knoll replaces district 5 and the third new mab is dan cab, an environmental advocate who is succeeding councilwoman jane bruner in district 1. also being sworn in today, city attorney barbara parker. according to city officials she is the first african-american woman to be elected to city wide office in oakland. this week marks a milestone for san jose as it first arab-american city councilman is in office. he grew up in san jose. he says he's honor today represent district 10 which
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includes almaden and blossom valleys. >> i'm hoping that many more of americans are encouraged by these results and -- and do want to get involved in -- in city politics because, you know, after -- after 9/11, a lot of the a rab-american community kind of got scare and had went inside that you are shils. >> his top priorties are public safety and refinancing. san jose short-term loans into long-term loans. police are searching for a man they say try today lure children into his van twice last year. most recent incident happened december 30th on monterey road. an 11-year-old girl said a man in his 50s waved her over and offered her a rise. in both case, the man was driving a forest green mini van. the state has gin the green light to a plan to install a red light camera at one of san francisco's most dangerous intersections. despite the signs posted, the threat of a 250 tlrs fine and
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several medians, drivers continue to make illegal right-hand turns off market street on to the ok taif yeah street onramp to 101 putting pedestrians and cyclists at risk. >> in the last ten years we've seen annest mat of about 50 collisions just at this intersection alone. that's people biking and walk. >> the bill authored by tom was approved after a two-year legal battle. now, figure how to fund those cameras. it was a very close call for a pilot and passenger who walked away unharmed after a very rough landing. it happened about 1015 this morning. authorities say the single engine columbia lc 41 rolled off the end of the runway and landed in the water nose first. >> the one did apparently tell the first people on scene that he came in too fast and just basically skidded off the runway. >> sheriff's officials tell us the plane was coming in from los angeles and that the pilot and passenger are from arizona. the federal aviation administration has taken over
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this investigation. a runway in oakland airport was shut down today for emergency repairs. our news chopper 2 was live over the south field runway at noon. crews spent about two hours repairing a pothole. arriving and departing flights were di vertd to another runway causing some brief delays. the damaged runway is now open but the fix is just temporary. officials say more work neesd to be scheduled. popular television host hue howser has died. howser was best known for the pbs show california gold. this is video from you tube of one of his episodes. for 25 years the tennessee native traveled around california usually in shorts and sandals reporting on the state's famous places and people. howser retired in november. he was 67 years old. 49er playoff tickets went on sale this morning. we'll tell you if there are any still available and how much they're going to cost you. and we've had some cold spells this winter but meteorologist rosemary orozco tells us when temperatures are really going to
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. some 49er fans plan to wuch saturday's playoff games on tv. cham 2 is saying the price of admission is just too high. the 9ers ufred a limited number of tickets online today and
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thigh sold out in minutes. brokers are still offering tickets on stub hub but expect to pay $2 hun for a seat in the upper deck. now, if you're with the guy we just showed you, sit on the couch and watch it on tv because ktvu's coverage of that game starts at 4:00 then fox picks up the coverage at 4:30. ktvu's point after follows the game and, of course, watching tv at home is free and rosemary it's a lot warmer inside than it will be outside. >> oh, yes, if you're lucky enough to go to that game, bring along a jacket. we have some cool weather headed our way. for the time being we actually are quiet, dry and relatively nice. temperatures today a few degrees warmer than yesterday, and we're still holding onto 55 in san francisco, 51 mountain view, 51 san jose. you can see all the cloud cover overhead. high clouds will continue to filter in backing this up for you and showing you the source here. ridge of high pressure strengthening over the area and you can see the positions over the pacific here pouring those high clouds right into the area
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so the soft sunlight will continue for our tuesday and as high pressure continues to amplify it's locking in that low-level moisture we have from the weekend and brings us a dense fog advisory so this is the area stretched in fray around the bay down in the santa clara valley and parts of the east bay, as well, lasting from midnight until 9:00 a.m. so visibility down to about a quarter mile. driving in these areas tomorrow morning could be a bit trechous, a bit hazardous so make sure you take it easy, give yourself a little bit of extra time tomorrow morning. patchy dense fog in the morning and that will make way to high clouds, sunshine in temperatures even warmer than what we felt today so tuesday looking goot, but that is going to give away to some cold unsettled weather. by wednesday, thursday we have a system dropping out of the gulf of alaska really going to drive our temperatures down. low 60s in the forecast, by wednesday in the low 50s and by thursday some of us will struggle to get into the 50s for the afternoon.
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overnight lows for tonight, 42 frees expected in oakland. 44 for hayward. mid 40s for mountain view. 44 san mateo. head to the north and it's a chilly start in napa tomorrow morning. 36 right about sun vise. 35 santa rosa. sunrise about 7:25 these days here. look at the afternoon highs for tomorrow. under high clouds and sunshine, 58 for vallejo, 56 san ra fell, mid 50s san francisco, noid upper 50s for the east bay, 57 concord, 58 for oakland. down into the south bay 60 degrees san jose, 61 morgan hill, 60 degrees in santa cruz so we do have a cool start tomorrow with the afternoon looking good. changes coming as early as wednesday. again, not a lot of moisture with this system. we will see scattered showers but take a look at those numbers. upper 20s in the forecast for the overnight lows. thursday into friday, afternoon highs, low 50s, snow levels down to about 1500 feet. the weekend looks pretty good with partly cloudy skies. gasia. thank you, rosemary and
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